Chalk

by Found Audio

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credits

released August 8, 2011

John Bragg - vocals/guitar/keyboard/clarinet/banjo
Terrence Mulhern - vocals/guitar/keyboard
John Stricker - bass/guitar/vocals
Denny Kennedy - drums/synthesizer

Mixed by Terrence Mulhern
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering
Images and Design by John Bragg

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Locomotive Earth will be released on Oct 16th, 2015.

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Track Name: Walker, Riddley
riddley the walker lived in a boat
far from the ocean raised up on cinder blocks
buried by the weeds that had grown up like the waves
big hole in the bottom a window for riddley to see

riddley and orfing show men they were
deep in the future hart of the wood
fork stoan to cambry all knew his tell
for roading with eusa the one big one yellerboy

you came with fit-up and orfing
you went from one thing to nothing
while smoking your hash on the barren
you came to know the first knowing

brooder the walker killed in a hole
drop john old granser head on a pole
the ardship of cambry blind as a stone
he listened for the atom to make one what two was once

salt four the saul & the peter
long night from the blast of white shatter
mister clever in league with the devil
poor riddley was nothing but trouble
Track Name: Queen of the Road
her renaissance was underway before eighteen
always the bumblebee and a jumping-jack queen
the maiden voyage of the S.S. freshman scene
she's out to make her way gonna take back everything

california
couldn't hold her
mississippi
pensacola
new york city
i lost count

i wouldn't hear from her sometimes years in between
she'd be an acrobat or she'd be an easter queen
i never told her but i thought she was everything
she's like the air to breathe but she's like the wind to keep

from the meadow
to the prairie
to the ocean
to the city
to the rock bar
she can't be found
Track Name: Minefields
ignoring what we've reached
spoke slowly within the weeks
poked phony beneath the sheets

the old carpet reeks
of cleaner and defeat
we are winners at discrete
falling with feathers

why can't you say the words in your heart
why can't we lay words that depart
from minefields and tarps

the advance is stowed
in a bubble keeping cold
in the rubble beneath the snow

my glance is thrown
to the side of your lens
it's a sign of the end
no more endeavors

not one more holding
not one more deserving
ignoring night
Track Name: House Rage Nights
house rage nights a mottled blob
every kind of tail for every eye
for every eye to see
counters stocked with every type
lets go spin around lets spin around
lets spin around a while

take it out into the yard
everything that burns on every arm
the end of every one
hinges off of every door
spirits overflow in every soul
in nearly every one it's in
Track Name: It's Not Love
bet he knows exactly what you want
we all watch him hold it from you until he does something wrong
and i'm sure it feels like a good show: when opposites attack
but it's not love when you take him back

you say you're the victim, we can't argue
none of us wants to see you go through this all by yourself
and i'm sure you're right we don't know why it is you take him back
but it's not love i think we all know that

can you see us wearing out on this end
none of us wants to give up but what else can we do
still i'm sure we'll all be there should you ever knock him on his ass
it's just love that keeps us coming back
Track Name: Tennessee
at the start of a story
at the end of a lifetime long
like the age of good whiskey
the clock slowed and the curtains drawn

i'm the ghost of my father
the sunset-on-a-mirror's son
the reflection of the river
is it ending or only just begun

and i've never really left tennessee
the marshes to the mountains stretch out in my memory
the graves of my family from the nineteenth century
and i'll have a place there when the ground calls for me

the tears of fresh spring water
run as when my father was young
under the hills of maury county
for the hardship that he'd overcome
Track Name: Take The Chalk
go ahead take the chalk and scamper
you can draw your simple shape
and gloat your normal blanket
that barely warms your toes

and sit soft uncomfortably
and catch other's glances but stay quiet
and stay wrapped up in a chance for your nothing

i'm gone

there are rocks by the window
water splashes on them harshly
but they sit comfortably as you would
if you left this fairytale reverie

we'd be gone

from the stress beauty is made of
that blocks your normal life
it barely warms your toes

go ahead the chalk you can have it
to try and draw your simple life
and catch glances from other
until regret replaces fear and you realize

you're fallen
you're falling with him
you're fallen
you're falling within
Track Name: One More Day
sunlight blinks in through her yawning curtains
brushes the bed where we lie and her arms are still around me
smell of pine and warm air and the flowers of her sheets
her lips pursed with the last precious breaths of sleep

i'll stay all day with her

we were both interred in the sorrow of our youth
building worlds to our pasts for the losses endured
we'd hold tight for fear that the other was a dream
for fear love lived only in the domain of sleep

one more day to love her in
one more day to live comfortably in

i hear a whisper
i'd know her without words
our plans and secrets
our day was well lived

you come back of a night so much less frequently now
it's an arrest to my dream when i wake beside myself
as you turn away what’s that I hear you say
and your sad eyes still haunt me from our final day

the day our song is always on
Track Name: All My Things
on the ocean floor of all my things
there's a storage cell my history rests in
(you can't get in it)
for the treasures there lie silently
as the sunken wealth of my own kingdom
(the ancient museum)

when the lights go out in the crypt i keep
all the things i own behind me whisper
(the walls are spinning)
all the love i've shown for inanimate things
they to life it brings
(and try to get out)

in the underground my hard drives sleep
with the wisdom of magnetic magi
(and obsolete now)
and my baseball cards form their own leagues
and in my libraries the books all chatter
(with pages flapping)

and my figurines take up the dance
and my old guitars they play themselves and
(the party's started)
all my photographs from the good old days
(all living again)
Track Name: Struck Out Again
struck out again
struck out again and i'm
struck out again and i'm already

struck out again
struck out again and i'm
struck out again and i'm all ready

to go